"Leadership at School—How to Get the Job Done." It takes a strong and persuasive leader to cultivate school change. What are the leadership qualities of effective principals that makes change possible? Co-written for the National Association of Secondary School Principals' quarterly magazine, Principal Leadership.
9 qualities the most admired school leaders share - Trust and protect your teachers. Stay connected to the classroom. Build up your educators. Have teachers' backs. Don't play favorites with students or teachers. Hold the line on discipline. Respect educators' time. Be accessible. Have high expectations for all.
Our principal kicked off our faculty meeting at the beginning of the school year by sharing the book ‘What Great Teachers Do Differently’ by Todd Whitaker. He underlined a portion of the book and wrote in the margins how it applied to a teacher in our school. It was then that teacher’s job to read it over the following two weeks, annotate a section that applied to a great teacher of her choosing and pass it on. We share these at each meeting.
In the book, The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, Baruti Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do. Find the answers to these challenging questions and more in his book.